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Northampton Town FC seek air conditioning ahead of pre-season friendly

With clients ranging from sports clubs operating at the top level to everyday fitness centres and gymnasiums, Andrews Air Conditioning has a proven and extensive track record of supporting the sports and leisure industry.

In many cases, our relationships with customers span many years and are founded on an understanding that we deliver whatever is required in a prompt fashion.

This was once again evidenced on one of the hottest days of 2021, when Northampton Town FC approached us for a temporary cooling solution. A club representative called our Peterborough depot and specifically requested two portable Polar Wind units to reduce temperatures inside an office at their Sixfields Stadium.

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Sykes introduces two new electric pumps to help customers reach emission targets

With emission laws constantly changing and red diesel being phased out in April 2022, there is now a significant and growing demand for electric driven pumps.

At Sykes Pumps, we are known for our ability to pre-empt global trends and introduce new products that are in line with the evolving requirements of customers.

That’s why we are very pleased to announce the addition of our GP100E and GP150E pumps; two electric units that provide our clients with a credible alternative to similar 4” and 6” diesel models currently available.

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Andrews assists M&E contractors on £19billion Crossrail project

The Crossrail project is now making great inroads and expected to bring the Elizabeth line into passenger service before mid-2022. It is thought that the Bond Street station will accommodate almost a quarter of a million people per day once operational and greatly improve accessibility at one of the UK’s busiest shopping districts.

Work is currently ongoing at the station, with M&E subcontractors and service engineers finalising the installation of electrical systems and other infrastructure inside the building’s UPS rooms. However, with seasonal temperatures becoming increasingly warm and no fixed ventilation or air conditioning system in place, the utilities company in charge of this project was forced to supply a temporary source of cooling.

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Replacement cooling hire keeps data centre online during system upgrade

Data centres and server rooms are among the most temperature-sensitive applications around, so there can be no room for error when it comes to ensuring that climate control systems are operating properly.

This means conducting regular maintenance which should include the frequent replacement of filters, coils and the cleaning of drains and other components. Many cooling solutions will also comprise of direct expansion (DX) units, which function by cooling indoor air using condensed refrigerant liquid. These, too, will also need to be replaced from time to time to help preserve the longevity and performance of a fixed air conditioning system.

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Researchers demonstrate link between air purification and aerosol removal

It’s almost impossible to read the news without seeing a reference to the environment, air quality or climate change – and there’s a very good reason for that. More than 400,000 deaths in Europe last year were attributed to air pollution, which continues to be seen as one of the most prevalent public health issues across the globe.

A common cause of air pollution is the use of everyday household aerosols, which now emit more harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) than vehicles permitted to use UK roads.

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Pump hire averts drainage issues on residential site

When a major housebuilder working on a new residential development in Surrey encountered a drainage issue on site, they turned to Sykes Pumps for assistance. The problem stemmed from the fact that many homes were already occupied before connections had been fitted to the drainage system installed beneath the properties.

Essentially, this meant that rainfall was retained inside a manhole which needed to be continuously emptied to prevent it from overflowing and flooding the surrounding area. The client indicated that they expected a significant delay caused by difficulties with getting the connections sourced and fitted to resolve the issue.

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Is your office prepared for a return to normality?

Boris Johnson has confirmed that the working from home directive will be lifted from July 19, opening the door for more people to return to the office over the coming weeks.

Under step four of the Government’s roadmap, employers have been encouraged to “start planning a safe return to the workplace” as part of a measured but highly anticipated switch to normality.

The relaxing of existing guidance includes ending the legal mandate to wear masks and removing the obligation to socially distance, with sector-by-sector advice expected imminently.

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Mobile operating theatre requires seasonal cooling solution

At present, there is great pressure on hospitals to improve patient flow and increase the number of appointments available for people with existing medical conditions. To facilitate this, healthcare trusts across the country have solicited the services of a world-class clinical provider with the capability to conduct most major procedures from mobile units stationed on hospital sites.

Andrews Air Conditioning was recently approached by a company known as being the standard-bearer in this niche industry, following the development of a cooling requirement. The client explained that hot seasonal weather was affecting temperature management which could have had harmful physiological implications for those scheduled to undergo operations.

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Local authority seeks Sykes’ input on canal repair project

Like almost everything, canals, banks and locks require sporadic maintenance and inevitably succumb to wear and tear over time. A wide range of work may be undertaken to help preserve a canal and its surroundings, with the primary objectives normally being to prevent any long-term disruption to waterways and avoid any environmental destruction.

For more specific projects, such as the repairing of canal walls, a planned approach may be necessary to ensure conditions allow the work to be completed successfully.

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Air conditioning arrangement cools hardware at sewage treatment plant

Although it’s probably more common for us to provide pump hire solutions to the water and waste treatment sector, there are also many scenarios that necessitate the use of HVAC equipment. In any sewage treatment plant, aeration is critical to the overall process which means that all mechanical components must function properly to ensure the correct conditions.

This includes the air compressors, which, if not performing as expected, can cause bacteria within the system to die and hamper the effectiveness of the chamber itself.

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